The Met Ball is one of the fashion world's most anticipated nights, other than Fashion's Night Out nowadays.
Every year the Costume Institute at the Met hosts a ball in honor of fashion, fashion designers, style and amazing dresses to open it's new fashion exhibition. In previous years, the theme was Superheroes, last year it was Supermodels and now they turn to a more accessible style, that of American Women.
The Met Ball has stopped honoring Olympic-like statuesque god-like creatures, and this year's theme was American Women: Fashioning a National Identity. This is the first time that the Costume Institute has drawn from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, and show how American women evolved from 1890 to 1940, focusing on the influence of the "Gibson Girl," "Flapper," "Bohemian," "Screen Siren," and many other styles of the belle époque, roaring twenties, and the golden age of Hollywood.
These are my pics for the best dressed of the night, also some of the most interesting (André and Katy) although I have a feeling the best ensemble, a shawl-collar tux by Prada worn by Lady Gaga was never photographed, only a photo with Signora Miuccia that was leaked by Prada's people.
The very fabulous Ms. Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture, and her heir-apparent Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga.
Chloë Sevigny in Proenza Schouler with the label's own Jack McCollough and the very cute Lazaro Hernandez.
One of my favorite voguette Lauren Santo Domingo in a fabulous long-sleeve, paillette dress in nude by Proenza Schouler.
Ralph Lauren and Ricky Lauren in the designer's own creations... Love the jeans though.
Emma Watson in Burberry with Burberry's Christopher Bailey.
Tom Ford in none other than... Tom Ford. (drooling).
My favorite model Chanel Iman in a golden jumpsuit by Michael Kors... I love the Halstonish quality of it.
Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs.
Liu Wen, my favorite asian model in Naeem Khan and Brian Atwood shoes, John Dempsey, and Constance Jablonsky in Jason Wu.
January Jones in Yves Saint Laurent with the label's very fabulous Stefano Pilati.
Soooo hot!!! Hugh Dancy!!! and his wife Claire Danes, both in Burberry.
Isn't she the ultimate fashion icon of our days? Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston Heritage.
Elisa Sednaoui in Chanel Haute Couture with "the Kaiser" himself, Karl Lagerfeld.
She was the one that really lit up the party, Katy Parry in a dress that had batteries and light-bulbs by CuteCircuit, completely loved it.
The french socialite, fashion muse, actress, and singer-song writer Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga with the label's mastermind Nicolas Ghesquière.
André Leon Talley and Whoppi Goldberg, both in Chado Ralph Rucci.
Alexa Chung in 3.1 Phillip Lim, with Phillip Lim himself.
My favorite couple the other brangelina of the fashion world, other than Marc and Lorenzo. Gisele Bündchen in Alexander Wang with hubby Tom Brady in Tom Ford.
Lady Gaga during her performance in an Armani Privé catsuit.
Do you agree?
Pics courtesy of Style.com